H Street Celebrates Streetcar Line With Upcoming Stroll and Roll Events
Pedicabs to give the public free rides along future streetcar route; participants encouraged to visit H Street Corridor businesses, restaurants and bars
H Street Main Street, in conjunction with H Street Corridor businesses, will host “Streetcar Stroll and Roll” events on from 3 p.m. – 7 p.m. to promote the upcoming launch of the District’s first streetcar line and highlight the development of the H Street NE Corridor and it’s vibrant businesses.
A number of streetcar style decorated pedicabs will provide the public with free rides along the H Street Corridor from the Union Station to Maryland Ave. NE—the route of the upcoming H/Benning DC Streetcar line. While enjoying the pedicab rides, participants are encouraged to visit H Street NE businesses, restaurants and bars, enjoy displays from local artists that will be featured along the corridor and experience the neighborhood’s unique atmosphere.
“The H Street Corridor has really undergone a dramatic transformation over the last decade and we’re excited the streetcar line will open soon, making travel to H Street NE even easier for District-area residents and tourists,” said Anwar Saleem, Executive Director of H Street Main Street. “H Street NE has so much to offer—exceptional food, shopping and entertainment—and we hope that the public will take advantage of these events and explore the area.”
The H/Benning line will be the first segment of the DC Streetcar system running 2.4 miles along H Street NE and serving residents, businesses, commuters and visitors between Union Station on the west and the Anacostia River on the east. Eventually, the H/Benning segment will be just one piece of the overall One City Line that will cross the city east to west from beyond the Anacostia River all the way to the Georgetown waterfront and facilitate easy travel to the H Street Corridor and other areas of the District.
In addition to celebrating the upcoming launch of the streetcars and the evolution of the H Street Corridor, the Streetcar Stroll and Roll will mark the grand opening of seven new H Street NE businesses:
· Art By The Glazz, 407 H Street, NE
· Halftime Sports Bar, 1427 H Street NE
· H Street Organic Market, 806 H Street, NE (Great Streets Grant Recipient)
· Island Dyes, 331 H Street NE
· Micho's Lebanese Grill , 500 H Street, NE
· Po Boy Jim, 709 H Street, NE
· The Pursuit - Wine Bar & Grill , 1421 H Street NE
The events will take place on Saturday, July 26 and Saturday, August 23, 2014 from along the route of the upcoming DC Streetcar line. The cabs will take passengers from Union Station to Maryland Ave. NE and back at no charge.